There are no rule books anywhere that says how to do things but it feels so good to give and give and give.
Every year the husband and I have a party. I love to give gifts to the wee ones that friends bring over, and give cookies and mulled cider to the grown ups.
Once in a while a guest a will bring a hostess gift to me which is always unexpected and well loved.
I visit a website often called Creature Comforts. Ez has a list of some really cute stuff that she written about for the holidays. I've included them here and for the shopping guide, visit her! If you really want to thank your hostess, these are superb!